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Thanksgiving Kale Salad with Maple-Lemon Tahini Dressing

Have you ever been asked to bring salad to dinner but want to do more than just lettuce, carrots, tomato and balsamic dressing?  This is the salad to end all salads and wow your friends and family.

It is really more than a salad.  Satisfying?  Yes.  Layers of texture? Yes.  Colorful, sweet, flavorful and festive?  Oh, […]

Pecan-Cranberry Quinoa with Garlic-Maple Dressing

As everyone knows, quinoa is my go-to food.  It is so easy to prepare and offers such amazing health benefits.  It is loaded with fiber (one serving has over 5 grams) and is considered a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids which makes it a great source of plant-based protein for vegans. […]

Spiralized Green Apple and Purple Cabbage Slaw with Nuts

Fruit, veggie and vegan protein all in one tasty dish!

I can’t believe grill season is already here!  This warmer weather could not have come soon enough after such a long and dreadful winter.  I’m so excited to experiment with fresh recipes for this grilling season.  First up is this super healthy slaw recipe which […]

Sesame-Cilantro Roasted Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Creamy Tahini Sauce

Crispy (and slightly spicy) sweet potatoes are drenched in a creamy tahini sauce that makes this side dish mouth watering.  The cilantro garnish adds a gourmet twist that is unexpected and yet perfectly pairs with the nutty sesame and spicy chili flavor of these roasted beauties.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies.  Sweet […]

Roasted Garlic-Shallot Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ho-hum potatoes are livened up with a thick and creamy dill sauce. Dill screams spring-time and adds a fresh spark to recipes.

Garlic lovers will rejoice in these crispy and fresh tasting potato cubes.

Potatoes have gotten a bad reputation because of how they are typically prepared: doused in butter, deep-fried or topped with bacon and […]

By |March 29th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is a raw and gluten-free spin on classic tabbouleh.   In addition to cauliflower, it is loaded with tomatoes and an assortment of green veggies including kale, green pepper and cucumber.  Its refreshing flavor comes from the fresh mint, fresh parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper.  This dish is great for picnics, lunches, […]

By |March 9th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well.

They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Mayo-Free Coleslaw featured in Soom Tahini’s Best of 2014 Cookbook

My mayo-free coleslaw was recently featured in a fantastic (and free) online cookbook.  You can access the full cookbook here.  Flip through to page 20 to find my recipe for Mayo-Free Coleslaw and enjoy!

By |December 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, raw, salad, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Easy Dinner Idea with Precut Veggies: Shaved Brussels Sprouts

My Shaved Brussels Sprouts recipe was recently featured on

Shaved Brussels Sprouts: A Totally New Rendition

If you’ve never been a big fan of Brussels sprouts, it’s probably because you’ve never had them thinly sliced. Eating them this way is a completely different experience, since the slaw-like slices get more completely covered in whatever you’re flavoring them […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Healthy Latkes: Baked Not Fried

Try this nutritious twist on latkes: skip frying & try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy…

Latkes can be a wonderfully healthful snack any time of year — not just Hanukkah fare.

This recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs and uses skin-on potatoes. The skin, which has more nutrients than the rest […]

By |December 18th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, snack, vegetable|0 Comments